BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (WETM) – The Blue Raiders rallied to bring home a sectional title on Saturday.

(Photo courtesy: Southern Tier Sports Report)

The second-seeded Horseheads softball team rallied late past defending sectional champs and top-seeded Corning 7-5 to win a Section IV Class AA title at BAGSAI Softball Complex in Binghamton. The Hawks took a 3-0 lead in the second inning on a RBI triple by Peyton Sullivan and an RBI double by Kellie Zoerb. Ellie DeRosa hit a solo home run to give Corning a 5-2 lead in the fifth.

The Blue Raiders entered the sixth inning trailing 5-2. Solo home runs by Molly Wolf and Olivia Packard cut the Corning lead to 5-4. The Hawks still led 5-4 in the seventh when Megan Wolf hit a solo home run to tie the game at 5. Molly Wolf would then hit a go-ahead two-run single to give the Blue Raiders a 7-5 lead and they would hang on for the win. Molly Wolf scored two runs and had 3 RBI’s. Megan Wolf went the distance for the Blue Raiders and had eight strikeouts.

Horseheads wins their 13th sectional title and their first since 2018 and will next compete in the Class AA state tournament.